Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Fathers

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This tranquil setting is the outdoor sanctuary at Faith Garden.

Today is the day our country set aside to celebrate and honor good and caring fathers. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. In Sonora's eyes, her father was a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910. That is also the year that my father was born. This one's for you, dad.

Happy Father's Day, all!


brattcat said...

What a beautifully composed image. The light is perfect, too.

ann daly said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEE what you post...soooooooooo PROUD of your BEAUTIFUL photos :o)

Cindy said...

You have some beautiful photos here. Thanks for sharing.

kden said...

That is really a beautiful shot. I'm from Spokane and proud to know that Father's Day started here. And my daughter's name is Faith ;-)

Rich said...

WOW, my wife and I got married in that garden back in 1999.

nyght said...

nice picture. i remember also my father.


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